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Harvard Crimson vs Houston Cougars Betting Line and Trends Report

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Harvard Crimson vs Houston Cougars battle Friday at Hofheinz Pavilion as the Cougars look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Harvard Crimson before tip-off in this one found them as 12-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Harvard Crimson vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sport a record of 10-2 and 4-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Harvard Crimson have 4-4 and 3-3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-4 for the Houston Cougars and 4-3 for the Harvard Crimson.

This game puts the Houston Cougars, most recently No. 85 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Harvard Crimson, who rate No. 101 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Harvard Crimson rank No. 166 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.38 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 160 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 69-ranked team at 8.67 per game, while the Harvard Crimson rate No. 71 with 8.62 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Harvard earned a 74-66 victory over Boston College on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Chris Lewis at Conte Forum.

The Cougars blew out Liberty on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-54 win at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Harvard is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Harvard is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Houston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Harvard home to Howard, Friday, December 30th
Houston at Connecticut, Wednesday, December 28th